Knickerbocker Avenue/Myrtle Ave El
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Knickerbocker Avenue is a Myrtle Avenue elevated station that's scene better days and could definitely use a renovation. The station has two side platforms for the two track line that has space for a third track between the two existing tracks. Each platform has a single staircase down towards its northern end to a small station house, from this station house two staircases lead down to either side of Myrtle Avenue on the extremely short block between Knickerbocker Ave and Greene Ave. (These streets form a triangle because Myrtle Av)

The station's platforms are fairly wide for most of there lengths and are canopied. The platforms have fairly low-fence that has an extremely old fashioned design towards the northern exit end of the platform, but a windscreens at the southern end of the platform, this seems a bit silly since there on the opposite end of the station from the station's exit. At the northern ends of the platforms beyond the single staircases down to the mezzanine there completely exposed to the elements and quite a bit narrower with this same unusual low fence.

From August 18, 2012 to February 8, 2013: the station was closed for rehabilitation. This rehabilitation including installing modern green and cream full height windscreens for the entire length of the platforms, in some places these windscreens have mesh walls allowing obstrutcted views out to the surrounding landscape. All staircases were rebuilt with modern silver metal handrails. There are white panels in the widscreen where artwork is expected but none has been installed yet.

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Approaching the entrances to the Knickerbocker Avenue Station located on their unusual triangular block
30 June, 2009
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Approaching one of the two entrance staircases to Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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Another entrance staircase to Knickerbocker Avenue that has a staircase out from it at an odd angle because Myrtle Avenue runs against the street grid
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A closer view of a Knickerbocker Avenue street stair, this one has an unused bike rack under it.
30 June, 2009
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A Knickerbocker Av street stair with the subway platform visible above it.
30 June, 2009
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Walking up the staircase to the Knickerbocker Avenue Station house
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About to enter the station house at Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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Approaching the entrance turnstiles at Knickerbocker Avenue
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Looking up a staircase to one of the platforms at Knickerbocker Avenue
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Trainside doors lead into the station house an older looking fence keeps people from entering without paying their fares
30 June, 2009
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Passengers leave an M train stopped at Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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A R160A-1 M train bound for Metropolitan Avenue leaves Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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Looking down the platforms at Knickerbocker Avenue from their narrow southern ends.
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Looking back towards a staircase up from the mezzanine to the Manhattan-bound platform at Knickerbocker Avenue as passengers wait for the next train
30 June, 2009
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The Manhattan skyline is barely visible way off in the distance from the elevated Knickerbocker Avenue platforms
30 June, 2009
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Another view of the bare platforms at Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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A Knickerbocker Av platform sign on an un-windscreened portion of the station's platform
30 June, 2009
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R160A-1 #8365 leads a Manhattan-bound M train into Knickerbocker Av for awaiting passengers
30 June, 2009
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Looking down the empty and wind screened portion of the Metropolitan Avenue-bound platform at Knickerbocker Avenue
30 June, 2009
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R160A-1 #8388 begins to make its way out of Knickerbocker Avenue.
30 June, 2009
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